Answer to Question #76486 in Inorganic Chemistry for Geeta Karki

Question #76486
Justify the position of hydrogen aton in both the group group 1 and group 17
Expert's answer
For Group 1

1. hydrogen's last electron goes into s shell

2. hydrogen's valency is 1

3. oxidation number of hydrogen is 1

4. hydrogen shows characters like electro positive alkali metals

5. like alkali metal hydrogen shows characters of redoxation

Justification for Group 17

1. hydrogen has same nonmetal character like halogens

2. hydrogen is a gas like halogens

3. hydrogen forms dimolecular atom like halogens

4. hydrogen forms covalent compound like halogens

5. hydrogen is non conductor of heat and electricity like halogens

So hydrogen can be placed in two groups.

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